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MS AUL adds Julie Hopes as independent non-executive director

August 12, 2021

Lloyd’s global specialty (re)insurer MS Amlin Underwriting Limited (MS AUL) has announced the appointment of Julie Hopes as an independent non-executive director to strengthen the board.

Hope will also take over as chair of the Risk and Solvency Committee later this year, subject to regulatory approval, assuming the role from Gilles Bonvarlet who will be retiring from the MS AUL Board after over 8 years of service as a director.

She brings over three decades of financial services industry experience as well as a wealth of Board experience at both executive and non-executive level. She is a seasoned Board Committee chair, holding current positions at SAGA plc and West Bromwich Building Society, and previously chairing the Risk Committee at Co-Op Insurance.

During her executive career, Hopes was the managing director for insurance at Tesco Bank and international operations director at RSA.

Johan Slabbert, CEO of MS Amlin Underwriting Ltd., commented: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Julie as a notified independent Non-Executive Director (iNED). Julie is an accomplished industry leader and her appointment is testament to our continued ability to attract senior talent to the business. Her proven leadership track record across blue-chip financial services firms and her deep understanding of the regulatory landscape will undoubtedly further strengthen the MS AUL Board as we continue to progress with our strategic objectives.”